November 05, 2017

Academic Excellence

Michael A. Ruane ’71 & ’13Hon. addresses the audience at the Oct. 5, 2013, dedication of the Ruane Center for the Humanities. Also pictured are, from left, his wife, Elizabeth Ruane; Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80, College president; Pulitzer Prizewinning historian David McCullough; and Dr. Hugh F. Lena, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. McCullough presented a memorable keynote address, providing context to the enduring value of the arts and the humanities.
Michael A. Ruane ’71 & ’13Hon. addresses the audience at the Oct. 5, 2013, dedication of the Ruane Center for the Humanities. Also pictured are, from left, his wife, Elizabeth Ruane; Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80, College president; Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough; and Dr. Hugh F. Lena, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. McCullough presented a memorable keynote address, providing context to the enduring value of the arts and the humanities.

Campaign donors have made possible multiple new facilities and initiatives, all of which are providing today’s faculty members and students with the resources to optimize teaching and learning at Providence College. Some examples:

ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIPS (5)

  • Michael A. Ruane ’71 & ’13Hon. and Elizabeth Ruane (2)
  • William J. Christie, CLU, ChFC ’61, ’11Hon., ’86P, ’93P, ’93P, & ’17GP and Maryann M. Christie ’86P, ’93P, ’93P, & ’17GP
  • Michael T. Smith ’65
  • Robert H. Walsh, D.Sc. ’39 & ’66Hon.

RUANE CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES

Michael A. Ruane ’71 & ’13Hon. and Elizabeth Ruane

  • Cardinal virtues statues: Christopher J. Walker ’86 & ’20P and Susan Tower Walker ’86 & ’20P
  • Fiondella Great Room: Robert W. Fiondella ’64, ’16Hon., & ’16GP and Carolyn Fiondella ’16GP
  • Great Room stained-glass windows: Michael J. Joyce ’84 and Jane Aries Joyce ’89
  • John ’52 and Maureen Conroy Classroom: Anonymous
  • Library Walkway: Bradford S. Dimeo and Kimberly M. Dimeo
  • Main Lecture Hall: Edward L. Scanlon ’55, ’00Hon., & ’14GP and Andrée Scanlon ’14GP
Finance students at work in the Scanlon Financial Information Resources Lab, a centerpiece of the Arthur F. and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies.
Finance students at work in the Scanlon Financial Information Resources Lab, a centerpiece of the Arthur F. and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies.

ARTHUR F. AND PATRICIA RYAN CENTER FOR BUSINESS STUDIES

Arthur F. Ryan ’63, ’90Hon., & ’89P and Patricia E. Ryan ’89P

  • Deloitte Foundation classroom: 31 Deloitte employees
  • KPMG auditorium: KPMG Foundation and 15 KPMG employees
  • Palmisano Family Atrium: Robert J. Palmisano ’66 & ’89P and Jane Palmisano ’89P
  • Phelan Courtyard: Kevin C. Phelan ’66 & ’15Hon. and Anne D. Phelan
  • PWC student lounge: 80 PwC employees
  • Scanlon Financial Information Resources Lab: Edward L. Scanlon ’55, ’00Hon., & ’14GP and Andrée Scanlon ’14GP
Robert W. Fiondella ’64 & ’16Hon. shares a moment with his wife, Carolyn, at the 2016 dedication of the Fiondella Great Room in the Ruane Center for the Humanities. At left is College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80.
Robert W. Fiondella ’64 & ’16Hon. shares a moment with his wife, Carolyn, at the 2016 dedication of the Fiondella Great Room in the Ruane Center for the Humanities. At left is College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80.

ENDOWED LECTURES

  • Fiondella Lecture and Student Academic Achievement Award: Robert W. Fiondella ’64, ’16Hon., & ’16GP and Carolyn Fiondella ’16GP
  • Anna E. Lavoie Memorial Lecture: Dr. Teresa A. Lavoie ’89
  • The Jane Lunin Perel Poetry and Fiction Series: Morton L. Perel, D.D.S., M.Sc.D.

LUCILLE AND LEO CAIAFA, JR. CENTER FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Leo Caiafa, Jr. and Lucille Caiafa

VERITAS DISTINGUISHED INTERNSHIPS AND VERITAS RESEARCH FUNDS

Anonymous

CLARE BOOTHE LUCE SCHOLARSHIP

The Henry Luce Foundation

THE REV. CORNELIUS P. FORSTER, O.P. MAKING HISTORY SERIES

Gladys Brooks Foundation

STUDENT-MANAGED INVESTMENT FUND

Mark T. Voll ’77, Raymonde Voll, Marian Mattison, Ph.D. ’04P, and many additional donors

†Deceased

Campaign priorities

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